Lorraine is a self-proclaimed Jersey Girl that fell in love with poetry while poring over Bruce Springsteen's song lyrics all those summer nights ago, they connected her Jersey Shore spirit . Lorraine serves as the Director of New and Emerging Poets with Tekpoet and is a founding member of the No River Twice improvisational poetry troupe. She is the author of four books of poetry and her work appears in a wide variety of familiar publications and collections, as well as a small graffiti poster in New Zealand. She recently has taken residency along the coast of Carolina where she is learning to slow her northern pace in the repetition of the tide and practicing her appropriately placed, "y'all!"
"This is a writer you can trust, a book you can take with you on every journey, confident that its “good words” will bring you home safely, braver and smarter and ready for the next adventure. "
~ Christopher Bursk, author of: The Improbable Swerving of Atoms
"Rueful, clear-eyed and rich with detail, these are poems that encourage us to confront fears, look forward as we look back..."
~ Hayden Saunier, author of How to Wear This Body
"Never have childhood memories been so sweet, or adulthood so keenly observed, each milestone carefully examined like a precious seashell picked out of the sand. These poems filled me with nostalgia, sometimes painful—but painful in a lovely way. If I were to cite my favorites here, the list would match the Table of Contents.”
~ Robin Stratton, aurthor of: Of Zen and Men and Blue or Blue Skies
"Lins is the new docent of poetry – she has the talent to make her experience sound new."
~ Hal Sirowitz, Former Poet Laureate of Queens, NY and author of: Mother Said, Father Said and Before, During and After
"As surely as the passing of the seasons, forgiveness and hope are choices Lorraine Lins offers us. This is a book to read…and pass on." ~Patricia Goodrich, author of: Red Mud and Verda’s House